Ok – so now I’ve finished testing it, there is one downside that I’ve found that “might” make it a little more difficult for me as an IT Pro. During testing I’ve found a few times that the Windows Live Family Safety Filter will prevent me from doing some basic testing (Pings etc) unless it is signed in. Now given I am administrator on my laptop it’s not an issue for me to circumvent this when I need to. however now that I’ve done my testing I decided that I want to remove the Windows Live Family Safety Filter. The only problem was that I could not find it in my programs list. After much digging I found it buried under the Windows Live Essentials option.
To remove Windows Live Family Safety Filter on Windows Vista, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Windows Live Essentials, and right click on it to select Uninstall/Change
The select Uninstall from the Windows Live screen.
Select Family Safety to remove it.
Once it’s all done you get the following dialog box. As a precaution, I decided to reboot my computer even though it did not ask for it.